PAPPAIANNI, (RIZZO), Maria – Passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, surrounded by family, on Wednesday October 5, 2016 at the age of 90.
Predeceased by her husbands Raffaele Pappaianni (2008) and Ortenzio Rizzo (1981).
Loving mother of Angela (Paul) Piraino; step-mother to Tom (Monica), Angelica (Bill) and Mary (Blake) Pappaianni. Cherished nanna of Lisa (Lenny) D’Aiuto, Janet (Steve) Barr, Paul Jr. (Danielle) Piraino; great-nanna to Olivia, Joshua and Andrew; step-nanna to Jacqueline, Patrick, Melissa, Alicia, Alec, Megan, Nathan; step-great-nanna to Rachel, Claudia, Zander and Vaiden.
Dear sister of Michele (Anina), Francesco (Maria) and Giovanni Spatafora, Giaconda Rotella, and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Domenico, Giuseppe, Filippo Spatafora, sister Caterina Spatafora, brother-in-law Raffaele Rotella and sister-in-law Giuseppa Spatafora.
Maria’s greatest pleasure was taking care of her family. We will all miss you.
The family will receive friends at Morse & Son funeral home, Niagara Falls on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Vigil will be held 7 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Scapular Church. Rite of Committal will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Arthritis Society.